It is the season for love and romance!
In this post, I’m talking about showing love to the most important person in your life. YOU! We are all so quick to show affection and kindness to other people (as we should) but we beat up, criticise and hate ourselves. This needs to stop.
We all need to start showing ourselves a little more love and kindness. After all, we are the most important person in our lives!
Below, find 5 ways to show the most important person in your life how much you love them.
1. Give yourself a break!
Whatever you’re beating yourself up about right now, stop! We’re all human, and we’ve all done mean, wrong or stupid things. Whether you have some big life regrets or you’re fighting with your friend- no one is perfect.
Give yourself a break, and recognise that aiming for a perfect character all the time is pointless.
You’re always going to slip up, but show yourself a little love and let it go.
2. That person who brings you down? Cut them out
It might sound harsh, but life is too short to give time to people who bring you down or make you feel bad.
If you have someone in your life that doesn’t add happiness or worth, or that talks down to you, reduce the amount of time you spend with them and prioritise yourself.
You don’t have to completely cut someone out of your life, but recognise that time spent with this person is toxic- and do something about it!
3. Look after yourself
One of the best ways to show yourself some love is to look after yourself. Eat foods that are good to your body, exercise for endorphins and look after your mental health as a priority.
I’ve recently found that reducing how much I drink has had an impact on my physical and mental health.
Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t drinking much at all to start with- but it’s these little lifestyle changes and healthy habits that can push you to look after yourself inside and out.
4. Keep growing
It’s never too late to try a new activity or learn a new skill. Look after yourself by understanding what you need at different stages of your life, and alter your attitude or actions accordingly.
For example, I used to write as a hobby, and now I’m doing more writing as a job. So I’ve started getting into swimming as a new hobby, as my life goals and priorities have changed.
If you have children, these priorities and time allowances will change.
Life is constantly changing, and the best way to look after yourself is to change and grow with it.
5. This is your sign- treat yourself!
Buy yourself something that you’ve had your eye on or take yourself out for a treat.
You would do this for friends and family at the drop of a hat, but it can be tough to recognise when you need a treat.
I love to go to a cafe for lunch to read for a few hours, or buy myself a new book. Treat yourself to a night off or a special gift.
How do you show the most important person in your life how much you love them? Do you have any tips for treating yourself with kindness? What do you do when you need to take a break?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x